"Until about 1820, the square was used as a large open air market for goods and livestock, mainly horses. By the mid-19th century, it became a center for tattoo parlors, flophouses and saloons, as a seedy section of the old Five Points neighborhood. In the 20th century, after The Great Depression and Prohibition, the area was reformed."
What: Join us sketching the Kimlau Square in Chinatown.
Where: We will meet under the Kimlau Memorial Arch. (see picture above and map below)
How: The closest subway stops are:
- Chambers Street - J train
- Brooklyn Bridge - 4,5 or 6 train
- East Broadway - F train
- City Hall - N, R or W
When: This coming Saturday starting at 10 AM. We will be in the area until 3 PM. Sleeping late? Come anyway - we'll be there
Lunch: 12:00 PM. Location to be determined, in the morning. Buy food in the neighborhood or enjoy some exotic Bringyourowni. There are many good food places nearby.
Afternoon: 1:00 PM - Back to sketching.
Show and Tell: 3 PM Location to be determined - possibly our lunch spot. We will share our drawings, tell art stories and probably talk about art supplies. ( The things artists do when they get together.)
- There are limited benches at the square. Bring a stool if you have one.
- The closest public restroom I can find is the one at the nearby park(Columbus Park)